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02-23-2012, 08:04 AM   #1
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My K-5 turned off while I left it for interval shooting :-/

Doing some timelapse and left it. When I came back, the top LCD screen was blank so I assumed it was off.

Anyone else getting this kind of problem?

02-23-2012, 10:39 AM   #2
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Prior to walking away; on the interval menu screen, did you highlight the "start" line and press OK? This activates the interval session. You will then be asked to press the shutter button half-way. A message will appear on the screen stating that the interval session is underway. I too am new to the K-5 and it took me a bit to realize the "Start" was actually a button, I thought it was a title. I don't know if the camera turns off between long intervals, say 4 shots per hour.

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Mine was 13 seconds shutter speed w/ Slow Shutter Speed NR on per 1 second.

Does the K-5 stop when the buffer is full? What the heck's happening...
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If you set the interval time to 1s with a shutter speed of 13s then that is the problem. Is that what you had it set to?

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Yes, please tell why.
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how do you imagine it can shoot several pics at the same time
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how do you imagine it can shoot several pics at the same time
Oh, is that the reason? I thought the countdown was after the shot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vicboy Quote
Yes, please tell why.
See this here:

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Move to the second tab and select "Interval Shooting". You will need to designate the number of frames you wish to shoot, and the interval. Importantly, this interval does NOT refer to the length of time between shots. It refers to the length of time between the beginnings of each shot. Therefore, if you are shooting images with 30-second exposures, your interval length should be set above 30 seconds.
Interval shooting is not ideal, because it does not "wait" for your camera to be ready. If you are shooting 30-second exposures with a 31-second interval, your first few shots will go off fine, but eventually the camera's buffer will be full and it will start missing shots. Sometimes this causes the Interval Shooting to abort altogether in the middle of a set. If you are doing Interval Shooting, make sure your interval is high enough to account for this.


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Alright, I'm just glad the K-5 isn't defective. Thanks guys!
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Alright, I'm just glad the K-5 isn't defective.
Good to see the issue resolved.

It is hard to quickly get to grips with all the features and capabilities of a complex camera like the K-5.
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